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and as tisha thompson shows us, it's a tough party to get into. >> reporter: one day before the big show, robbie matthew and his wife grappled with a map to try to plan their 4th of july. >> we are trying to find out what we have to do and what time. >> reporter: the couple flew in from the caribbean to see the parade, the concert and the fireworks. >> a lot is happening. >> please take public transportation, if at all possible. >> reporter: superintendent john james said don't even think about driving. take metro. but be prepared to walk. because the smithsonian station will be closed. >> i'm going to avoid the mall like the plague. >> reporter: just the thought of it -- is enough to keep locals like jessie away. >> the crowd and metro is insane. there is like 4 million people trying to get back on the metro at same time. >> make a day of it. >> reporter: but others say they are going to stake out their spot early. >> we are going to sit probably in the grass around one of the monuments. >> reporter: if you are planning on a picnic, the park service is banning certain items. >> because
loved his family search he wanted to build a house big enough so all of them could live together. there is no truth in 7 ting in maryland so it's unlikely that mattei will have to serve the entire sentence. she has a five-year-old son and is several months pregnant and is due to deliver in september. >>> another rock-climbing instructor at a howard county company is charged with having sex with a underage student. last thursday, they were charged with fourth-degrees sex offenses. the 31-year-old michael lions was charged last month with sexually assaulting a 14-year- old girl. both men worked at earth tricks in -- earth treks in columbia. >>> a big shakeup in the leadership of the d.c. couple as the lawmaker told the marathon's final session before the summer recraze. the council chairman brown has reassigned committee chair appointments. one major change? has tommy listolution the all- important public works and transportation committee, which is raising questions about whether brown was seeking revenge here and karen has more. >> reporter: there were several big changes and thi
in the rear-view mirror and here's this big tree that had fallen down behind him. >> reporter: in so many cases, seconds or even feet made all the difference. the winds are estimated between 60 and 70 miles per hour during that storm in arlington, and what's made it difficult for the power crews is that they had 14 utility poles that had to be repaired or replaced. in addition, they are working in 70 different locations to try and restore power. while it's been difficult for the people here to be without electricity, a lot of them say, look, when you see the tornado damage in a place like joplin, missouri, this is nothing. in arlington, sherri ly, fox 5 news. >>> we're following a developing story in montgomery county, maryland tonight. police are investigating a near drowning in german town. a man was playing with a remote controlled boat in gunner's lake around 7:00 p.m. the boat stalled and the man went into the water to get the boat but couldn't make it back to shore and went under. he's in the hospital in serious condition. >>> the fate of casey anthony is now in the hands of the jur
us, be prepared to be patient. >> reporter: one day before the big show, robby matthew and his wife grabeled with a map trying to plan their fourth of july. >> we have to figure out what we have to do and what time to be there. >> reporter: the couple flew in from the caribbean to see the concert and parade and fireworks. >> please take public transportation if at all possible. >> reporter: officials say don't even think about driving. take metro. but be prepared to walk because the smithsonian station will be closed. >> i'm going to avoid the mall like the plague. >> reporter: just the thought of it is enough to keep locals like jessie away. >> crowds, the metro, getting back on is always absolutely insane, like four million people trying to get back on the metro at the same time. >> reporter: others say they are going to stake out their spot early. >> we're going to sit probably on the grass around one of the monuments. >> reporter: if you are planning on a picnic, the park service has banned certain items. >> because of safety concerns with large clouds, no grill, glass bottle or
're planning to head to the national mall for the big show, there are a few things you need to know. how you can get there, what you can bring and what you shouldn't try to brig. will thomas is live on the mall with the latest. >> reporter: the crowds are starting to build. if coming down, my recommendation, go for it. there is not a bad view on the national mall of the fireworks, but i can show you the best view. let's roll the videotape. that is the base of the washington monument facing the lincoln memorial. the fireworks are set off near the reflecting pool which happens to be under construction. let me remind you what you can't bring in past the security perimeter. no alcohol, nothing that would be considered a weapon like knives, i think the rest is obvious. and they're also asking that you don't bring tents, although i am seeing some erected here. we're not sure if they're going to let them stay up through the fireworks and this is that sample of the folks who came early to review the fireworks beginning at 9:10 tonight j. we're hearing about the fireworks on the mall and thought it w
and a lot of people aren't, the dow and the s&p 500 had a big turn outyesterday. snapped a five-day losing streak v winning streak. sorry. >> this is what happened. the end of june was spectacular. the markets rallied all last week. you weren't here. we were talking about how markets were going up, up, up, up and up. yesterday, that camey to halt and the dow and s&p 500 finished lower. the nasdaq got that nine-point gain. there you go. that was thanks to shares of netflix. >> let's talk about something else. june jobs report is also coming out. what can we look forward to on that. >> we are expecting about 100,000 jobs to have been created in june. we'll find out what the unemployment rate is also. that is expected to stay steady at 9.1%. on big jobs weeks, it is what everybody talks about leading up to friday. we talk about it for days on end and it finally happens at 8:30 every friday morning and we'll see a big reaction in the markets based on what happens if it surprises in a good way or bad way. >> let's talk about something i to know about and movies. netflix rallied 8% to an all- ti
>>> well, we are just a day away from the big capitol 4th concert and fireworks down on the national mall. if you don't want the deal with the crowds go down today. >> new rules for the nations air traffic controllers how the faa is trying to keep them awake at work after several scary incidents including one here at regan national. >>> early morning thunderstorms may have woken you up well before your alarm clock the nasty weather has moved out but we are not totally in the clear. good morning den. >> good morning storms started grumbling early in the morning hours. we are not in the clear. let's begin with a look at radar and show you with a is going on now. you can see our fox 5 live doppler radar, you can see where the rain has pushed its way to the south. lower southern maryland dealing with some of it a lot of areas east to the ocean. things are unsettled we have a frontal system we are dealing with. to our maps now, where you see temperatures right now, we are into the 70s everywhere across the area. low 70s. but we will heat up into the course of the afternoon
that and if that is going to be a problem for and you you have big plans on side. why wouldn't you, after all and to come back early and often. just so you know, they haven't made a big deal out of this, but there is an area around southern florida into the southern part of the gulf of mexico i don't think that is going to abe problem for us. that could be one of the things we have to watch for the next too days and some clouds out there. an isolated thunderstorm is possible at 7:00 and not probable. 86 degrees, muggy tonight at 9:00 and muggate 11:00. and i should -- muggy at 11:00. i should tell you, too, at any time this evening, we could have a pop-up storm or shower here and there and that is not probable but could happen, the winds out of the south- southwest at about 5 to 10 miles per hour. one think this we will see the next few days, starting really tomorrow and tomorrow afternoon and evening, the rain chances will increase. we'll have storms tomorrow, showers, too, and as we go through friday now, it looks like we're going have rain and some clouds. this is the temperature trend. for tomorrow,
where that big window is. i hot footed it into the hall as fast as i could go. and it missed my car. >> reporter: a night of fireworks this year on the 3rd of july. >> reporter: back live showing you one of the examples of power issues. as for the dress rehearsal for the concert, it went on as planned. but without an audience. capitol police trying to close the west front of the u.s. capitol tonight as a precaution because of the uncertain weather. >> don't want to take chances. bob barnard thank you. >>> a fire at a church sent one firefighter to the hospital and caused thousands of dollars in damage. the firefighter was hurt battling the flames here in marvin chapel methodist church. flames were seen shooting through the roof when emergency crews arrived. they believe a lightning strike is responsible for starting the fire. we spoke with several people who said yes, our church is small, but has a large impact in the community. >> i'm hoping that we will rebuild, and serve the community. and i'm sure we will. we don't giver up easily. >> ma
works and transportation. >> this was a big surprise because i think kwame brown is sending a clear signal that he expects council members to cover up the wrongdoing that he himself has engaged in which? >> reporter: but chairman brown surrounded by reporters -- engaged in. >> reporter: but chairman brown surrounded by reporters said it was no political payback. he believes wells will serve the city better as a member of parks and recreation. >> i have a tremendous amount of respect for council member wells. we're good friends and he's done some phenomenal work. >> reporter: wells said no matter the reason behind the shuffle it won't keep him from speaking up if he sees his colleagues doing wrong. >> the consequences for not holding each other accountable and holding government accountable to the highest standards is far greater than what anybody's political payback could be. >> reporter: when chairman brown called for a full vote from the council on these committee changes, no one spoke up in favor of council member wells. instead the final vote, 12-1 supporting the changes. in the
't breathing they were not able to revive him. >>> a big story this morning contentious debate on the debt ceiling picks back up the house has always been scheduled to work this week, senate cancelled its break to be back on the hill. the obama administration says the debt ceiling must be raised by august 2nd or the u.s. will begin to default on debt. republicans want deep spending cuts to stop that spending to go along with any debt ceiling increase. >> meantime the white house will face plenty of buzz today after a report in the new york post and that new york governor andrew cuomo will replace vice president biden as the president's 2012 running mate. now the ticket the white house says hasn't changed the republican candidate is still an open candidate, gop hopefuls hit the parade circuit over the 4th of july weekened including the latest entrance, thaddeus mccotter. >>> the national education association says it is backing mr. obama's 2012 re-election bid, members voted on the endorsement at their annual convention monday despite many teachers disagreeing with federal education policie
of your fox 5 on time traffic. >>> our other big story a commission trying to find out how osama bin laden hid in pakistan for so long, investigators ordered the government to prevent his relatives leaving pakistan without per mix. they may release one of his wives back to yemen three of his wives and several children were detained after the raid two months ago. >> latest to the search for seven american tourists in mexico, survivors of the deadly fishing accident hope their friends can be found. >> it has been more than 65 hours now the mexican navy said they presume people are dead after 96 hours. the search does continue. >>> mix con navy and u.s. coast guard are searching -- mexican navy and u.s. coast guard are searching from the air. >>> if some body spots something they have camera technology they can zoom in on something they would see in the water. >> a tourist boat capsized early sunday morning off the baja california peninsula. passenger and crew were thrown into the water when the boat was tossed during a violent storm. crews from mexico and the u.s. are combing the sea. >>> we
the defendant not guilty. >> our other big story tonight, casey anthony acquitted of murdering her 2-year-old daughter, caylee. she was also cleared of aggravated manslaughter and aggravated child abuse. however, she was convicted on four misdemeanors. all of this unfolding in an orlando, florida courtroom. fox's debra boden has the story. >> reporter: casey anthony tearing up as the verdict is read, over and over again, it's not guilty. acquitting her of first-degree murder, aggravated manslaughter and aggravated child abuse. >> casey did not murder caylee. it's that simple. you cannot convict someone until they've had their day in court. >> reporter: casey could have faced the death penalty if convicted of killing her 2-year-old daughter, caylee. instead, she celebrated with her defense team. the jury did find her guilty of lying to investigators, but with nearly three years in jail already served, she could walk free within days. >> i never ever criticize the jury. theirs is the task of deciding what to believe. >> reporter: he was acknowledging there was no hard evidence, no confessio
the national mall this weekend. there is plenty to see there and this weekend, the big draw is the smithsonian folk-like festival. here's a closer look at what makes this free festival so darn popular. >> reporter: thousands of people descended on the national mall. the smithsonian life festival, 45 years strong. the event is held for two weeks every summer, overlapping with the 4th of july holiday. this year's festival includes three in the program. one features the cultural traditions of columbia looking at communities throughout columbia and the way they work with nature to express their culture and another program we're presenting is on regime and&blues and the third program presents the peace corpses for the 50th anniversary. >> and there is something for everyone whether there is food, rides or music -- [ indiscernible ] >> reporter: there are plenty of locals in the crowd but this crowd is known for attracting visitors from all over the world. >> where are you from? new york. >> columbia. >> india. >> chattanooga, tennessee. >> and the draw? the cultural experience. >> it's very hands-o
>>> this is fox 5 news at 10:00. >>> fox 5 is all over the big stories tonight. a virginia mother facing charges after prosecutors say she forgot her child in a hot van. tonight we're learning it may not have been the first time. >>> a frightening new warning, terrorists could be plotting to have bombs implanted in their bodies ready to go off at any moment. >>> and our fox 5 undercover investigation found a disturbing tr ng t drop off in specific communities. >>> but we begin tonight with the story that has a lot of people talking. a mother charged with murder for allegedly forgetting her child in a hot van. thanks for joining us. i'm laura evans in for brian tonight. >> i'm shawn yancy. according to prosecutors, this is not the first time she's left her child behind. fox 5's stacey cohan is working the> 40-year-old laura murphy w described as a pillar of community, involved in the girl scouts with her two older daughter, but her actions the morning of june 17th and on a previous january day may send her to jail. the murphy family lives in this well kept bristow community. severa
's big mess. >> and talk about the weather in our region. hot and humid today. >> yeah. >> and some clouds of our own. >> and some showers, talked about a few around sunrise and there were a couple of hours later coming in and technically, we had .06 of an inch of rain and that is not enough to make the streets wet. not much, the radar shows you the rain is to the south of us and if you're down in saint mary's city, maybe, i mean maybe you're getting touched by a shower and the larger picture shows you no doubt again tonight, the heaviest of the storm, rain and farther to the south and across i-95 for richmond and to petersburg. there is the evening forecast, isolated thunderstorms and very isolated. gets better towards the weekend. until then, we have rain. we'll talk about it. >> thank you. >>> are you ready to fork over more cash? >> verizon is pulling the plug on the unlimited data plans. >> the latest wireless carrier to make a change. what will the move mean for your bill? >>> and they're trying to stay competitive and relevant. facebook is launching a videochat service as of
they were doing. [ dog barking ] >> reporter: two big sigh beeran huskies and a 6-foot tall fence couldn't keep thieves out of her yard. her house was burglarized twice in june, they made off with a racing bike, power, and yard tools. >> i never ph my wildest dreams thought somebody would come into my particular yard and take something off the porch. >> reporter: scott is now trying to form a neighborhood watch so people looking in kensington can start looking out for each other. >> don't be afraid to ask questions. don't be afraid to be involved in your neighborhood. it's getting out of hand and we need to put a stop to it now. >> reporter: the acting police chief in nearby chevy chase is trying to get a neighborhood watch going there too. and, already, there are more than a dozen volunteers. there have been 6 burglaries in the village this year, more than they have for an entire year sometimes. montgomery county police say active neighborhood watch groups can reduce crime. >> we totally endorse this program where groups of neighbors get together, they get to know one another better, an
, the padillas. ben and his family live here, too. ben's a re/max agent, and he's a big part of this community. there are lots of reasons why re/max agents average more sales than other agents. experience, certainly. but maybe it's also because they care about the markets they serve and the neighbors who rely on them. nobody sells more real estate than re/max. visit today. >>> last night in texas a father took his son to buy a new glove before they went to see their hometown rangers play in a baseball game, but no one could imagine how quickly their fun night would turn to tragedy. lindsay murphy joins us now with the details. >> for kids and adults alike it's fun to go to a baseball game and hope to catch a home run or foul ball and if a player tosses one your direction, that's even better, but sometimes trying to get that souvenir can be dangerous and even turn tragic, as we learn from a baseball game in texas last night. it happened in the 2nd inning of last night's athletics/rangers game. texas outfielder josh hamilton tossed a foul ball up into the stand towards 39-year-old fire
or something, and when i looked outside, i saw trees everywhere. >> reporter: big trees. trees that tore down power, telephone and cable lines. so many trees that 44 hours after the storm, some streets were still completely blocked. that slowed down power crews from dominion virginia. it wasn't just trees that were damaged. windows, cars and buildings were smashed by the falling trees. jay williams was in his upstairs bathroom when his wife called everyone to the basement. he would have been crushed by the falling tree had he not moved instantly. >> it went all the way through our master bath where i was. >> right where he was standing two seconds before. >> and when it hit the house, my son i was carrying, we were on the stairs running down to the basement. >> reporter: there is significant damage in three floors of the williams' house, but they feel lucky no one was injured. it may take five months for the home to be repaired. but at least everyone is alive, and arlington officials say no one was injured either because of the sunday storm. in arlington, john henrehan, fox 5 news. >>> a fox
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